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Bligh's Barleywine Ale - Dry Dock Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

422 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 422
Reviews: 108
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 10.05%
Wants: 548
Gots: 131 | FT: 15
Brewed by:
Dry Dock Brewing Co. visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
English Barleywine |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: waltonc on 10-08-2011)
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Photo of Stevedore
4.26/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to Brian for giving me this bottle. 22oz bottle poured into a Cigar City snifter 4/26/2014.

A- Caramel brown, thick and viscous. Small light off-white head with retention that is average for the style- which is to say it is a bit low. No lacing.

S- Holy caramel batman. This is the most caramel-forward barleywine I've had the chance to try. Sweet caramel, toffee, with a slight earthiness and dark fruit contribution. Slight hints of oak and whiskey, but not very much.

F- Tastes just like liquid caramel. This is not superbly complex, but this is a barleywine that packs a lot of caramel and toffee sweetness, with a small dark fruit component and some whiskey that adds a bit of complexity. Very nice, though I would have liked a little more of the whiskey barrels to show up.

M- Medium bodied, viscous with low carbonation. Very sweet, easy to drink despite its higher ABV. Smooth and resinous but without being cloying.

O- Really good English barleywine. I enjoyed drinking this one a lot and so did everyone else. However, for an barrel-aged English barleywine, this beer lacks a lot of the distinct whiskey character that makes a BA English barleywine what it is.

Stevedore, Apr 27, 2014
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4.8/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

CraftFan5, Today at 08:03 PM
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4.25/5  rDev -3%

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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

DahWag, Wednesday at 09:25 PM
Photo of Alieniloquium
4/5  rDev -8.7%

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter. 2013 bottle.

Appearance - Deep amber. Small khaki head. A few bubbles in the collar.

Smell - Bourbon. Fruity aroma. A bit of apple. Brown sugar and caramel.

Taste - Just like the aroma. Bourbon. Apple fruitiness. Makes it seem kinda Belgian. Brown sugar sweetness, but dries out just a bit in the end.

Mouthfeel - Medium heavy. Medium low carbonation.

Overall - Very enjoyable. Very different from its other bourbon barrel barleywine brethren.

Alieniloquium, Tuesday at 01:48 AM
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Very sweet but great.

It reminds me of JW Lees Harvest Ale.

Not a whole lot of barrel character but I get dark fruits, caramel, brown sugar, candy, and toffee.

sukwonee, Sep 06, 2014
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Bligh's Barleywine Ale from Dry Dock Brewing Co.
97 out of 100 based on 422 ratings.